Death end re;Quest To Release on Steam This Spring

It’s been less than a week since Idea Factory International released the new RPG IP Death end re;Quest onto the PlayStation 4 within Europe and North America and now the publisher have announced that the game will now be released digitally for the Windows PC via Steam.

Planned for a ‘Spring 2019’ release Death end re;Quest will offer the same content as the original Japanese PlayStation 4 release, which suggests that changes were made to the western PlayStation 4 release, and that DLC previously released onto the PlayStation 4 version of the game will also be made available at launch on Steam. The exception to this is the Swimsuit Bundle, which releases on the 4th June 2019, as well as the Bonus Weapon DLC which is only included with physical and limited editions of the game.

Story: Arata Mizunashi, a video game programmer, receives a notification from an email sent to him by Shina Ninomiya, a colleague of his who went missing nearly one year ago. Together, they worked to create World’s Odyssey (W.O.D.), an immersive virtual landscape powered by breathtaking, state-of-the-art technology. That is, until Shina’s sudden disappearance put a swift halt to production. Arata discovers the startling revelation that Shina Ninomiya was stuck inside of “W.O.D.” the whole time. When Arata delves hurriedly back into the lines of code haunting his forsaken project, he realizes that his game is now ravaged by an infestation of bugs, and that Shina is its only active player.
Arata soon learns that a nefarious force prevents him from extracting Shina out of the game. Her only way out? She must complete the game to unlock the perfect ending—an outcome with a success rate of 1%. On their journey, they encounter a slew of NPC characters that blur perceptions of humanity and A.I.-technology, setting into a motion a thrilling narrative that calls into question the differences between the virtual world and ours.

Little do they know what horrors await them on both sides of the screen…

Key Features:

  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? – Jump between reality and in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in the real world view to solve the mysterious inner-workings of the World Odyssey, and switch to an in-game view mode to battle against glitched-out monsters. Successfully achieving the true ending will require players to tread carefully, as every turn can ultimately lead to disaster.
  • Turn-Based RPGs Flipped Upside Down – In this turn-based command battle system, players can roam freely and duke it out with glitched-out bugs. Smack devious bugs into your party members and walls for devasting combos and even change the game’s genre from fighting, shooting, slot, puzzle, and billiards! Assist your party members by utilizing powerful party buffs and flagging enemies with debuffs.
  • You’re Buggin’ Out – While exploring, players will need to activate character-specific dungeon skills to access hard-to-reach areas and hidden treasures!
  • Follow the White Rabbit and Discover a Bug Infested World – In this hyper-realistic game world, players must help Shina escape a game universe filled with infected bosses and mesmerizing environments!

Death end re;Quest is currently available physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and will be available for the Windows PC (via Steam) during Spring 2019. A release date will be confirmed at a later date.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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